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Question: Can women be manly?

Nina DiSesa: Well, I try to think like a man, I think that’s one of the things that allowed me to get as far as I did get in my profession, but I never forgot that I was a women. So, I would always ask a man like this that disaster situation will end, I am terrified, I just scare and they would say, “God, yes we are scared, but we are men, we are not going to show it” and I thought “wow, I can pretend that I am scared” and maybe if I act courageous eventually I will be courageous and it little be a self appealing prophesy, and that’s pretty much what happened. You can learn some of the skills that men have and be more like them in a good way, and without loosing the things that make you inherently a strong women and then I think you have got the best of both roles. I think the women are wired to be good leaders, we just don’t use a lot of our skills and we don’t pick up the things that the men are doing really well, and learn some of those skills from them, when the women who do that, are very strong women.

 

 

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